Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:10 (NIV)
You will have an abundance of opportunities to do good things for others. You have said that you want to be a bright and shining vibrant witness for me in this world. Yes, I have said that. These opportunities to do good things for others are some of the ways that you will be able to shine brightly for me. Don’t expect that these opportunities will always be easy and convenient. Many times, it will not cost you much to show my loving kindness to others. Many other times, it will cost you quite a bit to serve others as I guide you. What will serving you cost me? That’s a very good question. What did it cost me to serve you? It cost you everything to come into the world to serve me. Yes, it did. I gave my life for you. What do you think it should cost you to serve me? Well, on the one hand I know that you gave yourself to me as a gift. My serving you can’t earn what you have already given to me as a gift. No, it cannot. On the other hand, I have said that I want to become like you. That desire to be like you has flowed out of my receiving your receiving salvation as a free gift. Yes, it has. So, by my serving you I am not trying to earn anything. No, you are not. In wanting to be like you, I want to give myself fully and freely to others as a gift. So, I would say that the cost of giving like you gave would cost me everything. What do you mean by everything? Right now, I’m saying without qualification that I will give like you gave. What does that mean? It means I will go where you guide me to do what you ask of me, no matter what the cost. I will use all my gifts, talents, abilities and resources to serve you. I will not say that I am too busy or too tired to serve you. I will not say that what you are asking of me is too difficult. I will not say that I don’t want to serve this or that person. I know that you will even ask me to serve my enemies. Yes, I will. I will be ready to serve anyone, anywhere at any time. When I serve anyone, I will know that I am serving you. When I am giving to others, I will know that I am a bright light shining in this dark world for you. When I am doing what you have asked me to do, I will know that I will bear fruit for your kingdom and your glory. That is what I want to do. So, I am saying yes to you now. I want to take every opportunity, that you give to me, to do good things for other people. That will be very good!
Lord, I will keep my eyes and ears open to opportunities to do good to all people. Help me to be willing to go out of my way to do good things for others. I want to be a witness for you. I will go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. Amen
Key Question…When have you gone way out of your way to do something good for someone?
Living It Out… Listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides you to do good to all people.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will give you an abundance of opportunities to do good to other people.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how the Holy Spirit has led you to do something good for someone.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides you to do good things for other people.
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